Dean Eric Furda of Admissions answers a question about a student’s financial aid offer.
In the midst of protests sweeping across the Middle East this spring, and a worldwide economy that is still sputtering in many parts of the globe, hundreds of colleges from dozens of countries have flocked to Saudi Arabia’s capital city here this week for a college fair aimed at recruiting full-paying students from this country hungry to build its own higher-education system. The main event of the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education is the fair, which covers more than 150,000 square feet of exhibition space.
PHILADELPHIA — Three panelists from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host a discussion at the 2011 Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Lecture, “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!: A Strategic Look at the Essential Components of Early Childhood Education,” Wednesday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th St.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the family-like atmosphere that historically black colleges and universities provide.
The debate over unpaid internships is complex. Students want the experience, but not all can afford it, especially when they’re required to pay for the (sometimes mandatory) corresponding academic credit. Colleges want to graduate seasoned workers who've had myriad internship opportunities, but can’t always tell which internships are legitimate and don’t want to scare off potential employers by cracking down on what they offer. Well-meaning businesses want productive interns, but many say they can’t afford to pay them anymore.
Chad Dion Lassiter and Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice advocate for education as a key factor in reducing the incarceration rate.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions suggests that enrollment decisions are delayed because students have more choices.
President Amy Gutmann offers recommendations on improving education.